The National DOMA Protest on Jan 10th, 2009.

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    Dec 31, 2008 9:58 AM GMT
    What is your city doing? Go to this link to find out:
    http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Quick+Links+States+%3E+Cities


    For info about the National DOMA Protest go here:
    http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Nationwide+DOMA+Protest



    If your city has organized a protest or signing post the info in this thread. If no one has yet organized a protest or signing, please consider taking up the mantle in your city or town and start one.

    Here is some info about Omaha's DOMA protest:

    When: Jan 10th, 2009 from 11:30am to whenever....
    Where: The Old Market @ 14th and Farnum
    LINK: http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Omaha
    Event: We will be gathering to show the metro area that we are here! This may be a very conservative state but we will not go unheard! We will gather as many signatures as possible during the DOMA protest. Tell everyone you know to RSVP to my email. The bigger the crowd the better! I hope we have a great turn out. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

    Who: William Berg

    Email with any questions willbnyc@hotmail.com

    201-491-3017

    To those who missed out on the protest on Nov 15th, this is your chance to be part of history!!!!!

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    Dec 31, 2008 1:53 PM GMT
    Ours is at the Fort Lauderdale City Hall, 1:30 PM. I wanna read more about this, talk to some community leaders I know.

    My concern is that we'll be perceived as doing the very thing of which our enemies accuse us: opposing the defense of marriage. DOMA was cleverly named, an art the Republicans have perfected since the 1990s.

    The very name DOMA is designed to force people into 2 semantic camps: those who defend marriage, and those who appear not to. By protesting DOMA itself, rather than demonstrating on behalf of the right of gay marriage, we may be making matters worse for ourselves, by appearing to oppose traditional marriages.

    Please note that I said "semantic" camps, because I understand the underlying issues, and that DOMA doesn't really defend marriage at all, since marriage isn't threatened by gay unions or marriages. But that's the trickery of the act's name, that it implies such a threat. And so by publicly opposing DOMA itself, an existing law, we may fall right into that semantic trap.
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    Dec 31, 2008 2:27 PM GMT
    Thanks for the heads up. You have my support.
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    Dec 31, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
    I'll try to make it up to Omaha for this one. I've got a few friends that'll want to go, too.
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    Jan 01, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    GwgTrunks saidI'll try to make it up to Omaha for this one. I've got a few friends that'll want to go, too.


    I think that is a kickass plan!!!
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    Jan 01, 2009 3:22 AM GMT
    Cowboiway saidThanks for the heads up. You have my support.
    *Cough* What is your city doing? hmmmmm?